How It Works
Collagen is what gives volume, flexibility and strength to healthy, young skin. As a part of the aging process, your own natural collagen breaks down, diminishing facial volume and elasticity. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity – all of which rob your skin of its youthful, fresh appearance.
Replenish Volume. Restore Collagen. Refresh You.
Ideal wrinkle reduction is achieved by replenishing your skin’s lost volume. Upon injection, RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. But what’s unique about RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow.1 This process continues for several months, which extends the initial effect of RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which is why more and more cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and other medical professionals are choosing RADIESSE Volumizing Filler to achieve long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
Why choose RADIESSE Volumizing Filler?
- It is the only filler that immediately replenishes lost volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen for long-lasting results.
- It is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.
- RADIESSE patients are significantly more satisfied than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers.
- It is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine to significantly reduce injection related pain.
Treatment with RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is quick, comfortable and convenient, with immediately visible, long-lasting results. Experience what millions worldwide have and begin your journey towards a naturally, more refreshed you today.
What is RADIESSE dermal filler used for?
RADIESSE dermal filler is used to fill moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds—the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth. RADIESSE filler will not correct the underlying causes.
Can RADIESSE dermal filler work for me?
Talk to your doctor about your medical history when deciding on treatment options. You should not use RADIESSE dermal filler if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. You should also not choose RADIESSE filler if you desire only short-term results.
How does RADIESSE dermal filler work?
Once injected, RADIESSE dermal filler immediately adds fullness to your face giving you a visible result at the first treatment session. RADIESSE filler contains microspheres made of a natural material called Calcium Hydroxylapatite in a water based gel carrier.
How long do treatment effects last?
Although treatment effects will differ for each person, in a clinical study, RADIESSE dermal filler lasted up to six months.
Do injections of RADIESSE dermal filler hurt?
As with any injection, injections with RADIESSE dermal filler may hurt. RADIESSE filler is injected in small amounts using a very fine needle. Your doctor may apply a topical or local anesthetic.
Are skin tests needed before treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler?
No skin testing is required prior to use.
Should I tell my healthcare provider what medications I am taking?
Yes. You should tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, even over the counter medicines or treatments. If you are taking blood thinners or medications that may interfere with clotting of the blood, such as aspirin, you might be more likely to have bruising or bleeding at the injection site. There have been no studies of possible interactions between RADIESSE dermal filler and drugs or other substances or implants.
What can I expect to happen at a treatment session?
- Your doctor will answer all of your questions and prepare you for the treatment.
- The area where the injections will be given will be cleaned with an antiseptic.
- You and your doctor will determine if an anesthetic is needed.
- RADIESSE dermal filler will be injected in small amounts into the skin using a very fine needle.
- An ice pack may be applied to the treatment area before or after treatment to help
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately following a treatment session with RADIESSE dermal filler redness, bruising or swelling may occur in the treatment area. These signs usually go away in a short period and are generally mild in nature. An ice pack may be applied to the treatment area to help reduce swelling. Your health care provider will give you specific post-treatment care instructions.
For approximately 24 hours after treatment:
- Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area.
- Do not apply makeup. Avoid extensive sun or heat exposure.
After you leave the office, you may experience redness, bruising or swelling for a few days. Not all patients experience these, but please note that such effects can occur and are not out of the ordinary for such a treatment.
You may be able to feel the area where RADIESSE dermal filler was injected for some period after injection. Over time, the injected area will feel more and more like your own tissue.
How quickly can I get back to my daily activities?
Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately after treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler.
How many treatments are required?
Your doctor will decide with you the number of treatment sessions and the amount of RADIESSE dermal filler you will need at each treatment session. Generally, significant changes may be achieved in a first treatment. A touch-up may be required to achieve optimal results.
Without touch-up injections, how will my skin look?
Your skin will begin to gradually look like it did before treatment as you near the end of the time period RADIESSE dermal filler usually lasts. Periodic touch up injections will help you maintain the look you have after treatment.
What other things do I need to know?
The Microspheres in RADIESSE filler can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans. It is very important that you inform your doctor and other health care professionals that you have RADIESSE filler injected in your face. Even though RADIESSE filler can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans, there is not a high risk that it would cause your doctor concern, as long as s/he knows that you have had RADIESSE filler injected in your face.